Next door but one to these premises is Oxford University’s history faculty, originally the city’s High School for Boys. The comic actor Ronnie Barker was a former pupil and later one of the Two Ronnies. Probably their best-known sketch was ‘Four Candles’.

The text reads: The beginning of the Two Ronnies goes back to The Frost Report, the satirical show that brought together the future members of Monty Python and the Goodies, and Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett. The ‘Ronnies’ gravitated towards each other. The others were all university types, whereas they both had a largely theatrical ‘education’, Barker in stage drama and Corbett in stand-up comedy.